About UC Davis and Our Alumni

UC Davis: by the numbers

(as of August 2017)
250,000 living alumni with degrees
38,371 undergraduate and graduate students 
22,008 faculty and staff on and off campus

CAAA is proud to represent all UC Davis alumni, including our loyal members: 

25,811 life CAAA members
5,252 annual CAAA members
6,891 parent and family members
2,675 student members

Rankings: highlights

UC Davis ranks high across the board, according to many outside measures that assess university reputation. Take a closer look at our stellar student body, our faculty’s productivity and national and international rankings for the academic disciplines.

  • 1st in the world in veterinary science (QS World University Rankings)
  • 1st in the world in agricultural economics and policy (Center for World University Rankings)
  • 1st in the world in plant and animal programs (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 1st in the nation and 2nd in the world in agriculture (QS World University Rankings; U.S. News and World Report)
  • 1st among best value colleges for women in STEM (Forbes)
  • 1st among top 100 producers of minority graduate degrees in biological and biomedical sciences (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
  • 3rd greenest university in the world (GreenMetric World University Rankings)
  • 3rd among top U.S. colleges doing the most for low-income students (The New York Times College Access Index)
  • 4th most international public institution in the U.S. (Times Higher Education)
  • 6th best public university in the nation (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education)
  • 7th among public universities and 27th among public and private universities (The Best Colleges’ Top 50 Colleges and Universities in America)
  • 7th in the world in ecology and the environment (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 12th among public universities nationwide (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 14th in research funding among U.S. ranked public universities (National Science Foundation)
  • One of 15 public four-year colleges with high graduation rates leading to high incomes (College Scorecard, U.S. Department of Education)
  • UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the nation’s top 50 hospitals (U.S. News and World Report)

Click here to see a where our alumni are in California, across the United States and around the world.